This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly challenge is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post.
I’m now up to X in the alphabet and unfortunately there are very few words to choose from. I hope you all like the one I’ve chosen, even though there’s very little information I could include about it!
Here’s my WOW for this week:
Part of Speech
A mania for, or an inordinate attachment to, foreign customs, institutions, manners, fashions, etc.
From Greek: “Xenos” (ξένος) foreigner and “Mania” (μανία) an excessive enthusiasm or desire; an obsession
Use in a Sentence
1) Billy’s xenomania was starting to get out if hand – he’d always had a love of American culture but dressing the dog in a cowboy outfit was a step too far!
2) The people of Athens were captivated by Helen Leune’s inspirational speech on the nature of xenomania.